Thursday, June 11, 2015

HAPPY KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY

CELEBRATION OF KING KAMEHAMEHA
 
Each year, Hawaii celebrates the birth of Kamehameha on June 11 with a lei draping ceremony at the King Kamehameha statue in front of Ali’iolani Hale in downtown Honolulu. The following Saturday’s celebration includes a parade a ho’olaulea.

PRESENTATION OF ROSES and MAILE LEI


 
 

 

DRAPING OF LEI BY HONOLULU FIRE DEPARTMENT


















Visit these sites for stories about the statue’s origin, the birth and accomplishments of King Kamehameha I, and the celebrations of his birth.
 



Recreating King Kamehameha's cape:
 
King Kamehameha Festival: A Day to Honor a King
 
Celebration to Honor the King in his North Kohala birthplace:  June 11, 2014
 
History of Kamehameha the Great and Pu'ukohala Heiau
 
Commission, Shipping, and Sinking of a Statue
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous lei that is! Thanks for sharing this special event with us. :)

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  2. Hi Gail - interesting snippet of history I didn't know about - love the look of the statue .. and then the draping of the lei - sounds interesting to be able to visit and see the festivities ... cheers Hilary

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  3. I love the ceremony and ritual that is so much a part of Hawaiian culture.

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  4. Kirsten, the first time I saw these amazing leis, I knew I was living in the right place!

    Hilary and Stephanie, Honolulu holds several annual events and this is one of my favorite traditions.

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